HP's new point-of-sale system could be useful for outdoor dining areas and non air conditioned premises in the hotter parts of the country.
Point of sale systems are becoming increasingly common in even quite small retail and hospitality businesses.
HP has released two new POS systems, one of them designed to cope with ambient temperatures as high as 40 Centigrade.
The other can withstand relatively harsh environments such as food outlets where the unit must be located close to the kitchen or serving counter.
The HP RP3 Model 3100
The RP3 Model 3100 has a compact design for installation under a display, above a cash drawer, or under the counter.
It has a low power consumption, and is designed to operate in ambient temperatures up to 40 Centigrade without external cooling - that sounds useful for outdoor dining areas and non air conditioned premises in the hotter parts of the country.
The HP RP3 3100 setup with display and scanner
HP RP7 7100
The RP7 Model 7100 is splash, smoke and dust resistant, and the unit can be wall-mounted where counter space is at a premium.
Options include customer-facing displays that can be used to allow the customer to see what's being rung up and the total, or to deliver advertising messages.
For an example of the latter, visit a Muffin Break store - though we're not sure whose equipment they use.
Both models are now available in Australia, but you'll need to contact HP for the prices.